"A little horseplay... the way best to enjoy a summer day!"
Horse personalities are those strong, capable people that breeze through life with envious ease, but a closer look at these free-spirited personalities finds surprisingly complicated individuals who are sensitive to criticism and hate to be ignored. That's why no one should say anything behind the horse's back; its sense of hearing is fiercely acute and its temper carries quite a kick.
A Stable Companion
Friendly, sensible and ticklish, horses insist at taking charge of their lives, at least until a special someone comes along to whom they're happy to give up the reins. Then the horse suddenly becomes a supportive, broad-shouldered mate ready to go anywhere and support any burden for the good of the relationship. These are deliberate creatures who are always trying to anticipate life's obstacles, and although capable of bounding over most challenges, horses certainly aren't too proud to admit their shortcomings and take the easy route wherever possible.
Horse Personalities Love the Outdoors
The horse's strong physique is well maintained by physical activity, and their effervescent personalities exude personal charm and confidence. Sometimes, when others take advantage of their helpful spirit, horses react with predictable equine behavior - saddling up and running off without a word. Usually though, a long, solitary walk lets them blow off steam until they resume their good-natured demeanor.
Their social skills are at their best during twilight, when they gather with friends to ruminate and discuss the events of the day and long hikes and nature walks are among a horse's favorite pastimes. One of the defining characteristics of a horse personality is its enormous endurance, which is evident in their talent for long-distance running and capability for challenging physical work.
The Sporty Horse
Horses enjoy all forms of activity, ranging from dancing and swimming to basketball and football, although they prefer team sports to solitary pursuits. Most are well traveled and insist on journeying in comfort, but rather than blazing new trails like the fox and wildcat personalities, horses prefer to frequent popular tourist destinations like their fellow herbivores the sheep and bison.
With their gregarious natures, these sturdy beasts generally rise to the top of their fields especially in sales and public relations positions but -- due to a lack of aggression -- are not natural leaders. They prefer to slipstream the leader and control events from behind the scenes. If they are to be found in the political arena, it is usually in a key advisory position and almost never as the person in the limelight.
Horses in the Wild
Wild horses live in large herds on lush plains. Each herd is led by a stallion, and as male colts reach maturity, they are driven to the edges of the herd by the dominant stallion.
The domestic horse has played an important role in the history of war; the mounted Spanish conquistadors were virtually unstoppable in their conquest of South America.
No one is quite sure when the horse was first domesticated, but it is certain it was some time before 2000 B.C. The best horses have traditionally been reserved for nobility and are still considered a status symbol.